ASD Literacy Institute, Tier 2 (2022-2023)
Audience: Educators, Other District/School Staff | Topic: Autism, Literacy, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education
This statewide institute will be conducted by nationally recognized experts on literacy and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Dr. Christi Carnahan and Dr. Pam Williamson. The institute content will focus on a balanced approach to literacy including instruction in phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing. Each aspect of literacy will be linked to the unique cognitive, social, and communication issues inherent in ASD. Assessment strategies will include an overall estimation of the students' literacy abilities from interactive to independent, which will help teachers determine what additional literacy assessments may be needed to inform instruction. Measures of student outcomes and teacher outcomes will be incorporated into the project, developed by the presenters.
This training will be conducted in-person two days in the fall of 2022 followed by two days of in-person training in February, 2023 (In the event in-person training is no longer available due to county, state, district or CDE guidelines the in-person training will change to a virtual format).
The Autism Literacy Institute Tier 2 training will build on content discussed in the Tier 1 training. Participants will develop and bring assessment data from their students and develop balanced literacy lessons for those students indicated by the data.
February 16, 2023
This training will be held in-person in Aurora, CO and broadcasted LIVE to remote sites* around the state. In the event in-person training is no longer available due to county, state, district or CDE guidelines the in-person training will change to a virtual format.
A working lunch will NOT be provided at the training, however plenty of time will be given for participants to leave. Please plan accordingly.
The Exceptional Student Services Unit of the Colorado Department of Education provides the funding for the presenters. Venue space is provided by the hosting school district/AU. There are no costs to the participant.
Application for Registration
Registration will close on February 1, 2023 at 5pm or when capacity is reached.
Event Date and Time
- Thursday, February 16, 2023 (All day)
Participants must attend the full day to receive a certificate of attendance (6 CDE hours). Partial credit will not be given.
Contact InformationCDE Autism Team